Legislation
Also known as 'statutes' or 'acts', these are laws enacted by Commonwealth, State, or Territory Parliament or other national equivalent.
NameDateDocuments
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (WA)22/12/2021
Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Act 2018 (Vic)1/08/2018
Aboriginal Languages Act 2017 (NSW)24/10/2017
Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Act 2017 (Cth)22/06/2017
Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW)14/11/2016
Land Administration Act (South West Native Title Settlement) Act 2016 (WA)6/06/2016
Noongar (Koorah, Nitja, Boordahwan) (Past, Present, Future) Recognition Act 2016 (WA)6/06/2016 
Constitution Amendment (Recognition of Aboriginal People) Act 2015 (WA) 17/09/2015
Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Act 2014 (NSW)1/07/2015
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Providing Freehold) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Qld)1/01/2015
Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 2013 (SA)1/07/2014
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recognition Act 2013 (Cth)28/03/2013
Torres Strait Islander Regulation 2011 (Qld)9/09/2011
Native Title (Notices) Determination 2011 (No.1) (Cth)11/04/2011
Ngāti Apa (North Island) Claims Settlement Act 201015/12/2010
Constitution Amendment (Recognition of Aboriginal People) Act 2010 (NSW) 25/10/2010
Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic)23/09/2010
Land Valuation Act 2010 (Qld)1/09/2010
Crown Land Management Act 2009 (SA)1/06/2010
Constitution (Preamble) Amendment Act 2010 (Qld)23/02/2010
Native Title Amendment Act 2009 (Cth) 17/09/2009
Crown Land Management Act 2009 (SA)4/06/2009 
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic)1/01/2008
Fisheries Management Act 2007 (SA)1/09/2007
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 (Cth)18/08/2007
Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)1/07/2007
Australian Citizenship Act 20071/07/2007
Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006 26/09/2006
Volatile Substance Abuse Prevention Act 2005 (NT)9/02/2006
Railway and Port (The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd) Agreement Act 2004 (WA)8/12/2004
Constitution (Recognition of Aboriginal People) Act 2004 (Vic)9/11/2004
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Regulations, 2004 (South Africa)23/04/2004
National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 2003 (South Africa)11/02/2004
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (South Africa) 7/01/2004 
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2002 (Cth)10/11/2002
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (South Africa)10/10/2002
Constitution of Queensland 2001 (Qld)6/06/2002
Labrador Inuit Constitution15/04/2002
Stock Route Management Act 2002 (Qld)1/01/2002
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)15/07/2001
Water Management Act 2000 (NSW)8/12/2000
Constitution of the Nisga'a Nation1/01/2000
Local Government Act 1999 (SA)22/08/1999
Employment Equity Act 1998 (South Africa)19/10/1998
Native Title (Federal Court) Regulations 1998 (Cth)30/09/1998
Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Act 1997 (WA) 12/12/1997
Hindmarsh Island Bridge Act 1997 (Cth)22/05/1997
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 19964/02/1997
Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, 1996 (South Africa)22/03/1996
Restitution of Land Rights Act 19942/12/1994
Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 199427/04/1994
Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)1/01/1994
Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld)1/01/1994
Local Government Act 1993 (NSW)8/06/1993
Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 (SA)2/06/1993
Nunavut Act 19931/01/1993
Regional Development Commission Act 1993 (WA)1/01/1993
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act1/01/1993
Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 (NSW)21/08/1992
Mining Act 1992 (NSW)21/08/1992
Water Act 1992 (NT)30/04/1992
Gwich'in Land Claim Settlement Act1/01/1992
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (Cth)1/01/1989
Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989 (NT)1/01/1989
Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Amendment Act1/01/1988
Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985 (Qld)1/01/1985
Petroleum Act 1984 (NT)15/10/1984
Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act 198414/06/1984
Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act1/01/1984
World Heritage Properties Conservation Act 1983 (Cth)22/05/1983
Constitution Act 198217/04/1982
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (NSW)1/01/1982
Mining Act 1980 (NT)1/01/1980
James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act 197714/07/1977
Constitution Act 1975 (Vic)22/10/1975
Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)1/01/1975
National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW)27/11/1974
Alcan Queensland Pty Limited Agreement Act 1965 (Qld)1/01/1965
Iron Ore (Mount Goldsworthy) Agreement Act 196423/12/1964
Iron Ore (Robe River) Agreement Act 1964 (WA)14/12/1964
Iron Ore (Mount Newman) Agreement Act 1964 (WA) 14/12/1964
Land Act 1962 (Qld)1/01/1962
Nationality and Citizenship Act 194821/12/1948
Petroleum Act 1936 (WA)1/01/1936
Constitution Act 1934 (Tas)19/01/1935
Constitution Act 1934 (SA)18/10/1934
Public Works Act 1912 (NSW)26/11/1912
Water Act 1912 (NSW)26/11/1912
Aborigines Act 1905 (WA)23/12/1905
Mining Act 1904 (WA)1/01/1904
Public Works Act 1902 (WA)20/12/1902
Constitution Act 1902 (NSW)18/08/1902
Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth)12/07/1901
Australian Constitution1/01/1901
Constitution Act 1889 (WA)15/08/1890
Indian Acts1/01/1876
Ruperts Land Act 186822/06/1869
Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act 1974 (Cth)
Cultural Record (Landscapes Queensland and Queensland Estate) Act 1987 (Qld)
Conservation Act 1987 (NZ)
Te Uri o Hau Settlement Act 2002 (NZ)
Fishing (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 1983 (NZ)
Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992 (NZ)
Pouakani Claims Settlement Act 2000 (NZ)
Atomic Energy Act 1953 (Cth)
Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 (NZ)
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)
Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)
Century Zinc Project Act 1997 (Qld)
Maori Fisheries Act 1989 (NZ)
Tlicho Constitution
Fossicking Act 1994 (Qld)
Ngati Ruanui Claims Settlement Act 2003 (NZ)
Aboriginal Lands Act 1970 (Vic)
Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 (SA)
Maori Fisheries Act 2004 (NZ)
Specific Claims Resolution Act (2003, c.23)
Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (1988)
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982
Petroleum Act 1998 (Vic)
Kativik Act 1978 c.87
Ngai Tahu (Tutaepatu Lagoon Vesting) Act 1998 (NZ)
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land, Sanctuary and Marine Park Act 1996 (NT)
Maori Land Act 1993 (NZ)
Land Act 1994 (Qld)
Ngai Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997 (NZ)
Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998 (NZ)
Te Runanga o Ngati Awa Act 1988 (NZ)
Petroleum Act 2000 (SA)
Mining Act 1971 (SA)
Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984 (SA)
Housing Assistance Act 1996 (Cth)
Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 (Qld)
Crown Lands Act 1989 (NSW)
AustralAsia Railway Corporation Act 1996 (NT)
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 1992, c 37
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (Cth)
Pipelines Act 1967 (Vic)
Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 (WA)
Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Qld)
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Land Holding) Act 1985 (Qld)
Aboriginal Land Act 1992 (NT)
Post and Telegraph Act 1901(Cth)
Land Act 1933 (WA)
Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld)
Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 (WA)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 (Cth)
Archives Act 1983 (Cth)
Land Act 1910 (Qld)
Parks and Wildlife Commission Act 1980 (NT)
Aboriginal Heritage Act 1979 (SA)
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Act 1996
Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Cth)
Integrated Planning Act 1997 (Qld)
Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Act 1997 (Cth)
Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 (Tas)
Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA)
Miner's Homestead Leases Act 1913 (Qld)
Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld)
Crown Lands Act 1884 (Qld)
National Parks and Wildlife Amendment (Aboriginal Ownership) Act 1996 (NSW)
Mining Act 1968 (Qld)
Mining Act 1898 (Qld)
Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth)
Telecommunications Act 1991 (Cth)
Australian Telecommunications Corporation Act 1989 (Cth)
Telecommunications Act 1975 (Cth)
Mining Act 1978 (WA)
Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 (WA)
Opal Mining Act 1995 (SA)
Constitution Act 1867
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park Act 1989 (NT)
Forestry Act 1959 (Qld)
Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 (WA)
Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Cth)
Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Qld)
Petroleum Act 1923 (Qld)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (Cth)
Land Title Act 1994 (Qld)
Energy Pipelines Act 1981 (NT)
Land Administration Act 1997 (WA)
Wilderness Protection Act 1992 (SA)
National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA)
Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
Water Act 2016
Aboriginal Land Regulation 2011 (Qld)
Country Areas Water Supply Act 1947 (WA)
Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management Act 2002 (Qld)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 (Cth)
Native Title (New South Wales) Act 1994
Minerals (Acquisition) Act (NT)
Mineral Titles Act 2010 (NT)
Harbours and Navigations Act 1993 (SA) 
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Vic)
Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 6) Bill 2012 and Explanatory Memorandum  
Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
Aboriginal Communities Act 1979 (WA)
Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 (Cth)
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)
Kenbi Land Trust Act 2011
Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1978 (NT)
Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA)
Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (SA)
Petroleum Pipelines Act 1969 (WA)
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)
Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth)
Residential Tenancies Act 1999 (NT)
Wilderness Act 1987 (NSW)
Atomic Energy (Control of Materials) Act 1946 (Cth)
Pearling Act 1990 (WA)
Navigation Act 2012 (Cth)
Forestry Act 2012 (NSW)
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (WA)
Bunbury Pipeline Act 1997 (WA)
Natural Gas Authority Act 1967 (SA)
Petroleum Act 1940 (SA)
Petroleum Act 1981 (NT)
Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and National Heritage
Mining (Gove Peninsula Nabalco Agreement) Act 1968 (Cth)
Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966 (SA)
Fisheries Act 1994 (Qld)
Aboriginal Lands Amendment Act 2004 (Tas)
Crown Lands Act (NT)
Ngati Mutunga Claims Settlement Act 2006 (NZ)
Associations Incorporations Act 1987 (WA)
Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984 (Qld)
Water Act 2000 (Qld)
Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 (Cth)
Eastern Gas Pipeline (Special Provisions) Act 1996 (NSW)
Local Government Act 1995 (WA)
Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 (Cth)
Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA)
Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act 2003 (NT)
Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993 (Qld)
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld)
Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Aboriginal Community Living Areas) Act 1989 (NT)
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land and Sanctuary Act 1981 (NT)
Lands Acquisition Act 1989 (Cth)
Public Corporations Act 1993 (SA)
Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984 (Qld)
Pastoral Land Act 1992 (NT)
Lands Acquisition Act 1978 (NT)
Goldfields Gas Pipeline Agreement Act 1994 (WA)
Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (WA)
Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act Amendment Act 2005
Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 (Qld)
Fish Resources Management Act 1994 (WA)
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (WA)
South Australian Associations and Incorporations Act 1985 (SA)
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (SA)
Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (Qld)
Electricity Act 1994 (Qld)
National Parks and Wildlife (Flinders Ranges National Park) Regulations 2011 (SA)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Vic)
Local Government Act 2009 (Qld)
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA)
Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (Qld)
Land Act 1958 (Vic)
State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld)
Maori Trust Boards Act 1955
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005 (Cth)
Administrative Decisions Judicial Review Act 1977 (Cth)
Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth) 
Titles (Validation) and Native Title (Effect of Past Acts) Act 1995 (WA) ('WA Titles Act')
Fisheries (Freshwater) Management Plan 1999 (Qld)
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cth)
Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 (Qld)
Young Offenders Act 1994 (WA)
Fisheries Act 1995 (Vic)

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